Let CTA Get You to the Largest Music Festival in Chicago: Lollapalooza!

July 28, 2022

Extra service to various events including Lollapalooza, Navy Pier Fireworks, Chicago Fire FC and Red Stars games at Soldier Field, baseball games and more


Skip the costs of gas and parking or ride-hail services, hop on board the CTA and use that extra cash at Chow Town or on concessions and cool merch at any of this weekend’s events, including the highly anticipated Lollapalooza festival. Customers can save more on unlimited rides by purchasing either the CTA’s 1-Day ($5) – more economical and convenient than a gallon of gas - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events


Grant Park – Thur. 7/28, Fri. 7/29, Sat. 7/30 and Sun. 7/31 at 12 p.m.


  • Rail: Extra service on the Red, Blue and Brown lines. Yellow Line service will be extended until midnight.
  • Bus: Extra service on various routes and there will be bus connections between Metra’s Chicago Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center and Grant Park.
  • From Union Station: Take the #126 Jackson eastbound

  • From Ogilvie Transportation Center: Take the #J14 Jeffery Jump southbound

Check the website for more bus route information at https://www.transitchicago.com/schedules/

Navy Pier

Extra service on the #29 State and the #66 Chicago

  • Saturday Night Fireworks – Sat. 7/30 at 10 p.m.

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Suicideboys – Tues. 8/2 at 7 p.m.

Soldier Field

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Atlanta United Fire vs. Chicago Fire FC – Sat. 7/30 at 4 p.m.

  • San Diego Wave FC vs. Chicago Red Stars – Sat. 7/30 at 7 p.m.

Guaranteed Rate Field

  • Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox – Fri. 7/29 at 7:10 p.m., Sat. 7/30 at 6:15 p.m., Sun. 7/31 at 1:10 p.m.

  • Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox – Mon. 8/1 and Tues. 8/2 at 7:10 p.m. and Wed. 8/3 at 1:10 p.m.


  • Red Line: Guaranteed Rate Field is one block west of the Sox-35th stop.

  • Green Line: The 35th-Bronzeville-IIT stop is three blocks east of the ballpark.

  • CTA’s Park & Ride lots are also a good choice to access CTA train service. For more information, visit transitchicago.com/parking.

  • Adjacent bus routes: To get to the Sox ballpark, or within a few blocks, fans can use:

    • #1 Bronzeville/Union Station (during Monday – Friday rush periods only)

    • #4 Cottage Grove

    • #24 Wentworth

    • #29 State

    • #31 31st (which runs Monday – Friday to 7 p.m.)

    • #35 35th (which connects with Orange and Green lines)

    • #39 Pershing (which connects with Orange and Green lines)

    • #44 Wallace/Racine

Service to the Lakefront: Weekends/Holidays

The following routes offer service to the lakefront daily from approximately 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.:

Direct service on the #63 route to the 63rd Street Beach has been temporarily suspended due to CDOT construction.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Masks are no longer required on CTA: While the city continues to see low levels of transmission of COVID-19, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to fellow riders.

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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